Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Vinson Massif, Antarctica
Last I checked, Pennsylvania had a pretty vague set of laws that requires anyone owning "exotic wildlife" to get a permit from the Pennsylvania Game Commission. What is considered "exotic wildlife" is up to the game warden involved in any potential situation - though the law specifically only names bears, big cats and wolves as 'for instances'. I have heard many horror stories of people in Pennsylvania having sugar gliders, hedgehogs, chinchillas, skunks, foxes, and other pets confiscated, but I have nothing first hand to offer. Anyway, I wouldn't get any such animal before contacting the Game Commission and finding out the legality. The last thing you need is game wardens showing up, because I would be willing to bet any animal confiscated is destroyed. Also, don't forget to look at your local city/town laws too. Even if the state doesn't have a law about a certain animal, your city may.
She sits in her corner, singing herself to sleep.
Wrapped in all of the promises, that no one seems to keep.